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MINUTES

Jefferson Development Corporation

Tuesday, March 21, 2000

Location: City Hall Meeting Rooms

317 S. Main Street - Jefferson

6:55 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.

Attending: Coffman, Guttenberg, Hamann, Lewis, Morgan, Olsen, Schornack and van Lieshout.

1. Call to Order 6:55 a.m. by President Lewis.

2. Approval of Minutes

Motion (Morgan/van Lieshout) to a approve the February 15, 2000 minutes. MOTION CARRIED

3. Puerner Block Building Update

Update was given. A developer's agreement needs to be done with the owner of the property.

4. Highway 26 Bypass

Discussed the community forum sponsored by the chamber of commerce. St. Coletta has not taken a position regarding the bypass. Discussed the need for a bypass and the impact it would have on the downtown.

The tenants are aware that one of the bypass routes (C-3) goes through the North Industrial Park.

5. Downtown Revitalization

Schornack gave an update on various programs and the balances of each of those funds.

Discussed the positive step of moving the May Ball (May 20th) downtown. The Downtown Revitalization Committee will be working on this project.

Discussed establishing a partnership with the local financial institutions that would match, on a two- or three-to-one basis so we could leverage whatever JDC money we put into the program. It was stated that Fort Atkinson has a similar program. It was suggested that the JDC establish the guidelines and van Lieshout volunteered to work on this.

6. WHEDA Letter

Motion (Morgan/Guttenberg) to write a letter in support of the development of the Middle School into apartments. MOTION CARRIED

7. Wisconsin Community Development Institute - May 4th & 5th

Motion (Coffman/van Lieshout) that the JDC will pay for registration and lodging for any board members who wish to attend. Board members were urged to attend. MOTION CARRIED

8. Jefferson County Workforce Profile

Copies were available for board members to take.

9. Ex-Officio Membership

Motion (van Lieshout/Morgan) to accept resignation of Jeff Hamann as a board member, to appoint Roger Holck to fill that vacancy and to appoint Hamann as an ex-officio board member. MOTION CARRIED

10. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 8:05 a.m.

NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 6:45 a.m. at city hall meeting rooms